You Can Soon Save Your PS3 Games In Thin Air

Via Kotaku: "Kotaku has learned that, earlier today, Sony informed developers of a new feature for the PlayStation 3: the ability to save games in the "cloud"."

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ActionBastard2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

Hell. Yes. PS+ is so worth it. Games, discounts, exclusive access to betas and demos, and now cloud gave save storage. Now that's a service that actually gives you something.

Xulap2395d ago

Agreed. PlayStation Plus keeps paying for itself. This sounds amazing.

Well, actually.. It payed for itself a while back. Everything from the 2nd month onward is a bonus for me.

I'm a really happy PS+ member.

I_find_it_funny2394d ago (Edited 2394d ago )

Not yet PS+ member, I hope this includes all the locked saves.
And that what Im lookinf for before signing for +, I want features not discounts , good move Sony

JoySticksFTW2394d ago

The article says that it does include copy protected games, but goes on to say that devs can opt out of cloud saving

Like I said before, my 60gb is long in the tooth. So I just bought a slim mainly to transfer over my copy protected saves like Demons' Souls that I already put hundreds of hours into.

It would be crazy to let devs opt out of this feature, if this is true

I really can't think of an acceptable scenario in which a dev should refuse to let their game be saved with this service

If anyone knows a reason, please share because my feeble mind can't come up with one

hakis862394d ago

You bought a Slim because of the HFF space? Why didn't you just get a 320GB HDD for 50$ and put it in your first PS3? It doesn't break the warranty.

Shikoro2394d ago

He bought a new Slim to transfer his saves in case his old 60GB dies on him. Get it now? :)

JoySticksFTW2394d ago

What Shikoro said.

Unfortunately, there are some game saves that are copy protected and cannot be transfered to memory cards

The only way to save them from being lost before your older system dies, is to use the transfer data utility to move all data including copy protected saves to a newer system

This may change though, if what this article says is true.

Kevin ButIer2394d ago

That image... PSN is heaven

ComboBreaker2394d ago (Edited 2394d ago )

"It's a bird!"
"It's a plane!"
"No, it's Playstation, man!"

Saving the world of games in the cloud.

Wada of Square Enix: "With saving in the Cloud, gamers can finally save Aries from Sephiroth, in the sky."

Gamers: "That doesn't even make any sense..."

Ravenor2394d ago

Yeah, paying for discounts is AWESOME.

ActionBastard2394d ago

Good thing it's not just discounts Ravenor, as the story clearly states. Go back to paying for the privilege of playing with buds and leave the next-gen stuff to Sony.

SeanRL2394d ago

To the cloud!

Wait a minute....

Ravenor2394d ago


If only I paid for XBL, then your comment would have stung. You like the idea of having to pay to get into beta's and the privilege to play a demo? Worse enough that a lot of games don't launch with a demo, but PAYING? Ridiculous, what you people are willing to pay for, it's absolutely ridiculous.

As others have stated, Steam has had Steam Cloud for ages and most major free Email providers give you loads of space for images and other things all for free. This isn't new, and it's certainly not worth paying money for.

DragonKnight2394d ago

@Ravenor: Cosco has been doing it forever and seems to work. People like to pay for what they feel is value to them. In PS+ case it's exclusive access to betas, early access to demos, game trials, etc.. Maybe some people think that that's stupid to pay for, just like paying a store to give you discounts on products, but they find merit in it so... what are you going to do about it?

Oh I know, degrade people for it. Yeah, that'll change their minds for sure.

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HolyOrangeCows2395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

Does it include copy-protected save files? Because I can't back up all of mah gaem savez :(

duplissi2395d ago

i know this is heretic talk here... but if you jailbreak your system then you can copy your saves.

deadreckoning6662395d ago (Edited 2395d ago )

@duplissi- Not even...u can go the even simpler route and just backup your game saves on a $10 usb stick or memory stick pro duo.

Don't get me wrong, this is a cool feature for PS Plus users, but it ain't gunna convert me. Until Sony creates an "all you can eat" subscription service for movies and tv shows..they won't be getting a yearly fee from me.

multipayer2394d ago

I think duplissi meant you can break the copy protected saves, that can't be saved to usb...

Cloud isn't something I'd want tied up in a subscription service anyway, what if I stop paying? There goes all my saves...

tigertron2394d ago

If it does then I'll subscribe to PS +

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fucadastates2395d ago

loving the auto update/downloade thing that comes with psplus. havent downloaded a patch in ages.. the ps3 does it for me, when i sleep :)

Christopher2395d ago

Man, get this done now! I want my saves always saved in a cloud.

PS3 crashes? Whatever, I've got all the saves I need stored off the PS3 and quickly rotate in another.

thesummerofgeorge2394d ago (Edited 2394d ago )

Sounds cool, but wouldn't that mean you'd have to be online to access your saves? I would be worried that I wouldn't be able to play my games if I couldn't get a connection for whatever reason.

Edit:Now that I think about it, I suppose I do have tons of saves for games I haven't played in a while, so I can see it being really useful for files you aren't using but don't wanna get rid of.

ChrisW2394d ago

Yeah... but on PC STEAM which gives awesome demos, discounts, and what not... Cloud is free.

kwicksandz2394d ago

yup but console gamers dont seem to mind being nickle and dimed by their favourite manufacturer for some reason.

Ravenor2394d ago (Edited 2394d ago )

This always comes to mind when I see people praising PS+.

Not all good things HAVE to cost money.

Discounts aren't worth a subscription, and 95% of the free stuff I'm not interested in playing. I have a PS1 for PS1 games, I don't need them on the hard drive too.

Carlos_Irwin_Estevez2394d ago

Get this, its optional......

and its a great option, its not a needed aspect like steams cloud because almost everyone has more than one pc.

It should have been supported by all steam games from day 1 imo.

WhiteNoise2394d ago

@Action Bastard

Yeah man, it does the same things as steam, except steam is free...

For the price of PSN+ you could buy a few games a year which you get to keep..

Steam has matchmaking services, achievements, game store, media viewing and trailer downloads etc, free demo's, beta's, DLC support, cloud storage, and anti cheat.

People need to stop praising and paying for features that have been free on PC for years.

FinalSpartan2394d ago

what kind of pointless feature is this? saving games into a server on the internet?

1. You can backup your files using extrenal hhh
2. You can backup your files using a large USB thumbstick

depending on what they mean by games? Gamesaves ? LOOOL they so small and take no space at all. Full PSN games? Can be saved onto the above.

This is pointless , the space provided in nowaydays PS3 is enough. For everything as installs and such. I have 180GB. Thats why more then enough.

Give us stuff like

party chat
cross game invite

real features.

Oh what happens when server goes down? server gets hacked lol

FinalSpartan2394d ago

oh it is for saves haha ridiculous and also for PSN+ members only haha who would buy that garbage just for that.

bananlol2394d ago

Newer ps3 games already use a unified invite system. And i believe that if you are in a text chat lobby these invites will go out to everyone in the lobby, so in a sense the ps3 already have a party system. Just lacks the voice part:(

y0haN2394d ago

"Hell. Yes. PS+ is so worth it. Games, discounts, exclusive access to betas and demos, and now cloud gave save storage. Now that's a service that actually gives you something."

You get all those, for free, on Steam.

solar2394d ago

you shouldnt have to pay money for those features Action. those are features you should get for buying Sony's hardware. along with Xbox Live should be free. anyone who pays for that is insase.